American Forests

The objectives of American Forests, publisher of American Forests magazine, are to help people plant and care for trees for ecosystem restoration and healthier communities.

Articles from Vol. 106, No. 2, Summer

A Green Collar Workforce
In Albany, Georgia, Monica Armster develops and coordinates agricultural programs that help minority farmers preserve and promote their land. Lisa Diehl in West Virginia helps women and woodsworkers by supporting policies that improve and better...
American Forests 1999 Annual Report
As we enter our 125th year, AMERICAN FORESTS remains true to the mission established when the organization was chartered in Chicago in 1875: helping people improve the environment with trees and forests. We are proud of our role as the citizen voice...
Celebrations and Summertime
So far the new century has brought a possible chestnut revival, schoolkids whose hearts are as big as the world, and savvier travelers. Things are looking up. What are you doing on your summer vacation? With climate change becoming more of a household...
Cruising for Climate Change
Sunscreen. Camera. Carbon debt. These days, vacationers have a lot more to think about than just packing. Summer vacation. It's a phrase that sounds like heaven to most people. For me, it meant different things at different ages. As a child it meant...
Forest at a CROSSROADS
WHEN THE STATE OF MARYLAND AGREED TO BUY CHESAPEAKE-IMPORTANT FORESTLAND, THE QUESTION BECAME: HOW TO KEEP IT THE SAME WHILE MAKING IT BETTER. On this early January morning, as it flows the half-mile from bend to bend past unbroken banks of tall...
News from the World of Trees
HISTORIC TREES: 4 STARS Trees wee a hot ticket item this spring movie season as "Silent Witnesses" debuted at a special event to open this year's Environmental Film Festival in the nation's Capital. More than 800 people saw a pre-festival viewing...
Of Ducks, Delfa, and the Last of the Big Woods
Author William Faulkner kept the terminology terse and to the point. He called the thick tangle of trees bordering the Mississippi River lowlands the "Big Woods," and used this nearly extinct landscape as a deep, dark, and almost impenetrable stage...
Seedlings for Success
From planting trees to cultivating tomatoes, AMERICAN FORESTS' own Bill Tikkala shows how dedication and good humor make an organization grow. No employer looks forward to hearing "I'm leaving," form a valued employee. But when AMERICAN FORESTS'...
SHOVEL DIPLOMACY at Versailles
In December, tow brutal windstorms slammed through western Europe, killing more than 140 people and downing millions of trees. One of the hardest hit areas was outside Paris at Versailles, the historic palace and gardens of Louis XIV. The hurricane-force...
Spring Plantings
Spring brought a flurry of tree-planting activities for AMERICAN FORESTS' partners, as communities planted trees in global ReLeaf Forests and state launched Millennium Groves. In celebration of the opening of its 500th store in 50 state, specially...
The Sagacious Bur Oak
Maybe when the bur oak is in full leaf, you can call it just a very large tree. In the winter though--when its structure and the almost knurled twisting of its branches are more evident--the bur oak is a show-stopper. This tree has character. It seems...
TRAIL RIDERS of the WILDERNESS
In 1993, two events--one that made headlines, one that didn't--set in sharp contrast two philosophies of exploration and travel. In the more heralded event, and airplane flow over the summit of Mount Everest, symbolozing the 20th century desire for...
Trees
CITYgreen computer software is helping cities heighten water quality through increased canopy cover. Tackle Clean Water Regs Gary Moll In the late 1960s and early 1970s the quality of the nation's waterways was so bad that by 1972 Congress...
Washington Outlook
In May Capital Hill lawmakers passed historic forestry legislation and AMERICAN FORESTS helped local partners voice their perspectives of the national level. With bipartisan support, the House of Representatives approved 315-102 the Conservation...
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